TEST YOUR STRENGTH: The Department of Homeland Security is launching mock cyberattacks against U.S. companies to test their information security. “These digital intrusion attempts, commissioned in advance by the private sector targets themselves, are part of a little-known program at DHS designed to help “critical infrastructure” companies shore up their computer and network defenses against real-world adversaries. And it’s all free of charge (well, on the U.S. taxpayer’s dime),” Krebs on Security reports.
NEW PLATFORM ALERT: Hillary Clinton is using a new online platform — Quora — to share her views with voters. “The former secretary of state and U.S. senator held forth today on the Affordable Care Act (a.k.a. Obamacare), what could be done to make prescription drugs less expensive and the ramifications of defunding Planned Parenthood,” Re/code reports. “Clinton is the first of the 2016 presidential candidates to use Quora, a popular online forum devoted to ‘democratizing knowledge.’ It’s a place where anyone can pose questions and tap into the broader community for answers.”